This is one of my favourite shots of Basílica del Pilar in Zaragoza. And I have many of favourite photos from this trip to Spain.
It all started with a brief internet search. After visiting Barcelona I wanted to make a short detour before going home to Berlin and as so often, I used http://www.sightsmap.com/# to find some nice towns in the area. Since I had a few days to spend, it should be something bigger and my choice fell on Zaragoza – mainly because of the wonderful Basilica. The pictures I saw were enough for me and I booked the train.
Once in Zaragoza, the town turned out to be the positive surprise of our trip to Spain. Many spacious squares, ideal conditions for photography and very interesting architecture. Moreover, the buildings were illuminated throughout all night and long in the morning, while tourists were nowhere to be found at this time. An absolute Dream!
I could make dozens of great shots from all positions and times of the Basílica del Pilar, the top attraction of Zaragoza. There is much more to come, stay tuned :). This first motive stabbed me right in the eye when I reached the square that morning, because it offered to include that postcard style lettering in the shot.
About Basílica del Pilar
The Basílica del Pilar in Zaragoza, Spain is a breathtaking monument that stands out for its architectural beauty and historical significance. According to legend, the apostle St. James the Greater himself visited the spot where the basilica now stands and received a visit from the Virgin Mary. Today, the basilica is a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists alike who come to marvel at the stunning Baroque architecture and the intricate artwork adorning the interior. The basilica also houses a museum that showcases a collection of religious art, including works by Francisco de Goya. Visitors can climb the basilica’s tower to take in sweeping views of the city and the Ebro River. The Basílica del Pilar is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, art, and religion.